The mission of the Aurora Program is to develop scholars that are focused, academically productive, and passionate about their own learning. Crescent City Schools designed the Aurora Program to accommodate the educational and behavioral needs of scholars who, despite ongoing interventions in their home schools, are not currently successful in those settings. The ultimate goal of the program is to return the students to their home school when they have met the goals necessary to be successful. Because those goals may be different for different students, we have designed the Aurora Program to meet the unique needs of each individual child.

The Aurora school day runs from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM and includes ample time for academic work, social and emotional learning, and enrichment classes. Breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided. The program has a small student to teacher ratio (8:1) and each classroom has a full-time paraprofessional for additional support. Staff regularly monitor and review progress towards IEP goals and the Director of the Aurora Program works directly with the Special Education Department from each scholar’s sending school to keep them updated on scholar progress. In addition, because we believe that communication with parents is a vital piece of our program, Aurora teachers send home daily and weekly progress reports and meet with parents regularly to ensure that everyone is working together to help our scholars achieve their goals.

For more information on the Aurora Program, or to inquire as to if we have any current openings for students, please email